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August 20 2014

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A First Glimpse at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On the Run HBO Special

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Clearly, we’re big fans of Beyoncé here at Style.com. She may not be a fashion icon, but we’ve traced her epic style transformation back to the ’90s, got the scoop on her Diesel On the Run tour ensembles, and have her trademark glow down to a science. (You can even watch a video tutorial here.) Today, the first trailer for Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On the Run HBO special was released, and it’s making the highly anticipated debut feel like a lifetime away. (Mark your calendars—it’s September 20.) Above, see Beyoncé sing “Bang Bang” to Jay Z in a glittering dress, highlights from the tour, and—of course—some fierce dance moves.

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Editor Obsessions: Hortense Choupette Necklace

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hortense-necklaceEvery day, Style.com’s editors reveal their current obsessions—and where to buy them. Check out today’s pick, below.

Scoring an exclusive interview with Choupette Lagerfeld was one of my greatest journalistic achievements, and I can think of no better way to commemorate the accomplishment than with this Choupette necklace by Hortense. The delicate rose-gold piece, with pointy ears and white diamond embellishments, can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry. It would also pair perfectly with the monogrammed pendant I had made in honor of my cat, Enid Marie Josephine. Some call it crazy, I call it love.

Hortense Choupette necklace, $298, Buy it now

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What’s an 18-Karat Solid-Gold Clutch Worth? We’ll Soon Find Out

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Blog_02[6]There’s been a lot of talk about art influencing fashion these days, but Anndra Neen takes it to the next level. Designed by sisters Phoebe and Annette Stephens, Anndra Neen’s pieces function as both wearable accessories and decorative art—their giant collar necklaces, weighty rings, and thick bangles are veritable sculptures. Their most recognizable piece, an alpaca silver cage clutch, was inspired by an aquarium their father built to resemble a birdcage. It was a hit with nearly every fashion editor—including Carine Roitfeld, who commissioned the sisters to produce the clutch in solid 18-karat gold for the LoveGold amfAR gala at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. “I think the gold clutch took around 20 hours to make,” Phoebe told Style.com. “It was all handmade. It’s very different working with precious metals versus alpaca silver. The craftsmanship had to be a lot more delicate and finely done, but it was amazing seeing it come to life. Solid gold shines so beautifully.”

Blog_01[4]The sisters recently decided to auction off the piece, and after meeting with several houses, they partnered with Sotheby’s for its Important Jewels auction in New York this September. They spoke exclusively to Style.com about the sale. “It’s a unique opportunity for Sotheby’s, too, because they don’t usually have so many new designers,” Annette explained. (Sotheby’s fine-jewelry roster includes Van Cleef & Arpels, Buccellati, and De Grisogono.) Anndra Neen certainly doesn’t fit the traditional mold. “They’re looking for more of a fashion focus, and they want a younger audience. There are a lot of young collectors now who are really savvy—they know what they want, and they know about objects and jewelry.”

The 18k question: What will people pay for this clutch? LuxCartel confirmed the auction estimate was between $20,000 and $30,000. “Having one of our pieces auctioned off at Sotheby’s kind of puts us in the art market, which is really validating,” Annette said. “It’s super-exciting to be able to really cross both categories.”

Anndra Neen’s solid-gold cage clutch will be sold at Sotheby’s Important Jewels auction on September 23 in New York.

Photos: Courtesy of Anndra Neen

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The 15 Looks You Loved Most This Week

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081514_Look_Of_The_Day_Roundup_blogHere at Style.com, we’re already knee-deep in fashion month prep. In addition to seeing hundreds of new collections in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, we’re anticipating another impressive crop of street-style photos, which dictate how everyone will dress this fall. Until then, we’re still clicking through our favorite street-style moments from couture, Copenhagen fashion week, Montauk, and beyond. For Monday’s Look of the Day poll, we gathered our favorite bandanna looks of late, including Caroline Brasch Nielsen, who stepped out with a paisley Chanel bag outside the couture shows. Worn with a casual men’s shirt, it’s clear why she earned first place. Cleo Wade and Mia Moretti wore bold Moschino bandanna tops at Lollapalooza, and we’ve been trying to figure out a way to DIY them ever since. On Wednesday, we celebrated our favorite (and super-easy) beauty trend: the high, messy bun. Katie Holmes won your vote at the Life Is Amazing film event in New York, where she sported a soft bun, smoky eyeliner, and a dramatic one-shoulder top. Cara Delevingne was a close second: Paired with a gilded gown, her fluffy bun looked edgy and unexpected. What else was on our minds this week? Boyish trousers, Madonna’s greatest hits, and so much more. See all of the week’s winners here.

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Snack Time: 10 Models Share Their Food Obsessions on Instagram

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Food snaps are a fixture of Instagram—even top catwalkers are getting in on it. (See? They really are just like us.) Brit beauty Suki Waterhouse took literal inspiration from the food-porn trend and snapped a “cheeky” photo of her box of peaches, and Karlie Kloss checked in at LAX with a suitcase filled with her Karlie’s Kookies. Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel wrapped up a 1 a.m. photo shoot and celebrated in the best way we could think of: with a slice of pizza. Here’s how 10 top models satisfy their cravings. But hold your #YouDidNotEatThat comments for now, they aren’t all high-calorie.

1. Karlie Kloss

2. Liu Wen

3. Candice Swanepoel

4. Fei Fei Sun

5. Pauline Hoarau

6. Anna Ewers

7. Lara Stone

8. Miranda Kerr

9. Gisele Bündchen

10. Suki Waterhouse

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